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Research and development of an academic competency enhancement model using Fullan's strategies for organizational restructuring for elementary school teachers


Tharamathaj, Prapai and Thongthew, Sumlee and Kongpow, Wipawan Wongsuwan (2010) Research and development of an academic competency enhancement model using Fullan's strategies for organizational restructuring for elementary school teachers. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The purposes of this research were to develop an academic competency enhancement (ACE) model adapting Fullan’s strategies for organizational restructuring for elementary school teachers and to study quality of the developed model. The academic competency expected from the involved teachers referred to competency in instructional management, academic leadership, and professional development. This model was developed through researching related documents and conducting fieldwork. The quality of the model was certified by selected 5 academic experts. Twenty four purposively selected teachers in three elementary schools in Bangkok. Qualitative data were collected through participation observation with indept interviews, focus group interview, dialogue, and personal reflective journal techniques. The ACE Model was composed of three essential elements: a) the rational and objectives of model, emphasizing on positive but quality supports from members in a small and tight knitted teacher unit, b) the strategic plans emphasizing on caring goal sharing and caring-trust-respect performance with collaborative learning culture, and c) school-based implementation for the restructuring of the learning and collaborative working culture. After the model was implemented, the 24 teachers involved showed higher academic competencies in all three expectations, which verified the idea of student learning improvement and school as a professional community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic Competency, Organizational Restructuring, Elementary School
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 07:25
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 07:25
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1985

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